After you have been running for a while, you have more race shirts than you know what to do with. Enter the scrub run. The 5k was held at Emory Johns Creek (a local hospital) and instead of the usual t-shirt, participants were given scrub tops. Clever!
A few other runners from my club were also participating so after a little warm up and pre-race photo ops we were off...
The course was quite challenging to say the least. I am not sure how it is possible but I am pretty sure the course was uphill both ways! ;) Despite the hills, the 5k was over pretty quickly and we were on to the post race festivities. This race was run in connection with a health fair so there was a wide variety of vendors on site. The group's favorite part would be the cholesterol screening (with the Menchie's frozen yogurt a close 2nd...).
As with any competitive bunch we all compared numbers to see who won the day. I think I get an A- with my numbers. The glucose is a touch high but it wasn't a fasting number so think the banana and granola bar might have pushed me over the top. Just a theory... The numbers are definitely interesting when you start comparing to other people. Someone who looks incredibly fit and healthy can have numbers that are off the charts in a bad way. I know some can be controlled with diet and exercise but it seems like so much of it is genetics.
After we were done analyzing our cholesterol report cards, it was time for awards. Drum roll please... 2nd place WOO HOO. You guessed it, another fairly small race. They are definitely my niche ;) I was pleased with my time of 26:56 as I have not been running NEARLY as much as I was earlier in the year. (Update - I have since gone back to look at my PR - turns out I was only 13 seconds off of it. Maybe I should have taken less pictures and run faster. ha ha)
All in all, it was a great day! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend :)